native_craig_guy

native_craig_guy 4 years, 5 months ago on Bryce Jacobson: In support of my paper's coverage

I disagree with the fact that the paper thought that the circumstances surrounding her husband's indiscretions had any relevancy to her death. The Craig Daily Press used to be good stewards of the community and presented the news in a fair and ethical manner. Recently I have noticed a trend of what I would call "Shock Journalism" that I do not feel is necessary or warranted in this community. We are a small town with strong morals and convictions. I feel that the Craig Daily Press needs to revisit their morals and convictions and present the facts in an ethical manner. Sensationalizing stories is not going to sell any more papers in the valley, it will just serve to alienate the members of the community. I hope that the Craig Daily Press begins to appreciate their role in the community and the importance of how they convey the facts.

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native_craig_guy 4 years, 6 months ago on Craig police officer found dead in Glenwood

Kathy was a great woman and she served her community with pride and honor. She will be greatly missed. Kathy touched many lives through her work with the Craig Police Department and through her personal life her in Craig. It is just too bad that the paper could not report without bringing up the on going Ken Johnson case. The memory of what she did for her family and this community should not be associated with the indiscretions of others. I hope that the Craig Daily Press Staff read the comments regarding their coverage of the story and prevent future occurances like this.

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native_craig_guy 4 years, 7 months ago on City continues consideration of social hosting ordinance

Personally I think that this new municipal code would be superflous. I do not see how a municpal code is needed for a something that is already on the state books and carries a hefty penalty. Maybe we should enforce the laws that we have in place and not worry ourselves with "filler" codes. Besides, correct me if I am wrong but this code could not be enforced in the county so we are going to focus only on parties held in city limits? I am sorry but in my faded memories of high school I remember that the vast majority of the parties were held in the county anyways. Maybe instead of creating duplicate laws we should make examples out of parents who violate existing laws and punish them to the fullest extend of the law.

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native_craig_guy 5 years, 1 month ago on Vehicle registration fees to double July 1

I thought that the Obama stimulus package was giving us millions of dollars specifically ear marked for roads and bridges. Of course Moffat county will see a fraction of that because we are not on any major ski traffic route around Denver. We are paying for roads that will be built for commuters and tourists in the Denver Metro Area. The people making the laws do not care because they have the extra money to pay for increases like this. If this were one increase it would be one thing. But when we are constantly being hit up with increases that will have a marginal (if any) benefit to where we live that is when I am against increases. I will pay extra for a rec center or something that is utilized locally but I do not want to subsidize ski traffic.

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native_craig_guy 5 years, 1 month ago on Longtime educator Villard aiming for school district's top role

I think that it is great that we have a local canidate that is qualified for this position and who has obviously impressed the people who chose her over the other canidates. The fact that she is tied to the community and that she is involved in many other organizations proves that she would be a great person to head up our school district. I am not against the other two canidates, but I believe that when it comes to our schools we need someone who is engaged in the community and who is already familiar with the inner workings of the district, this will limit the learning curve that will be a factor with any canidate. Again, I think that she would be great.

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native_craig_guy 5 years, 1 month ago on Mathers: County in good shape

I still, to this day, cannot believe that this community elected a person like Tom Mathers into office. I, among others, have witnessed this man commit various crimes including, assault members of this community as well as allowing illegal activities to take place in his "establishment". We need to elect members of this community who are of good moral fiber to represent us, not settle for less. Do not confuse my dislike of Mr. Mathers with anything but dislike of the actions of Mr. Mathers. I do not care that he owns a bar, it is what he has allowed to happen in his bar over the years that disgusts me. People can change.... but not to the degree that this man is professing. I can only hope that he has taken steps to better himself and that we as a community are not going to be affected if he in fact has not.

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native_craig_guy 5 years, 2 months ago on Allen Hischke: Do it yourself

I am not going to criticize a man for sticking to what he believes is a good idea and a beneficial program for the youth in our community. A rec center is a good idea and could be a great benefit to our community. We need to take steps to have positive activities for the kids in the community. I do agree with everyone else that this is not the right time for this program to be placed into any county budget. Our nation is in a recession and we need to look at perserving funds and being financially responsible. In the future I hope that the conditions are right for a rec center but now is simply not the time. I do not think that we should lambaste Mr. St. John with criticism for his strong commitment to the community. Do not confuse my opinions with any form of support or firendship that I have with Mr. St. John, I can whole heartedly ensure that is not the case. I am not defeding Mr. St. John nor am I a fan of his in any manner. I can just appreciate anyone who wants to better our community.

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native_craig_guy 5 years, 2 months ago on Jan Reece: Thanks for helping my son

I am so sorry that your child was put through such a traumatic event. This was the first time that I had heard about the incident and I am glad that he is ok and that he is continuing to do good in school. We have great law enforcement and other agencies that serve the community well in our times of need. You wrote a beautiful letter, thank you. It is a sad day when we have events such as this in our community. I hope that the families of the boys who assaulted your son are ashamed of the product(s) of thier household and that they have taken serious looks at what they are teaching their kids at home. We simply do not need people like that in our community.

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native_craig_guy 5 years, 4 months ago on Our view: Building future employees

It was my understanding that the coailition was supposed to prepare kids for the real world. There is a gap between what kids are used to in public education and what they need to survive in the real world. Lets not place an undue amount of responsibility onto the schools or the coalition. It is my firm belief that parents have the lion's share of responsibility in conveying what the real world demands. Sure it will help if there is a long term organization like the coalition to help with this but lets face it. I learned about work ethic from my father and my mother. Who have both worked extremely hard to be successful in the world. I can remember being a teenager and working and going to school and it was never an option to be late to work or school. That was the work ethic that I was raised with. Furthermroe I think that many people coonfuse work ethic with enjoying their work. in my experiences a good work ethic is performing duties that are not enjoyable to the same standard that one performes job duties that are enjoyable. Everyone has a good "work ethic" when they are doing tasks that are interesteing or exciting. The real work ethic kicks in when the unenjoyable job must get done. Kids do not understand this and it is up to parents to help convey this message. Not everyone has the luxury of being enthralled with the work taht they perform, but they were hired for a specific job and that job needs done. Basically I am trying to convey that the coalition is a great idea and if it were to be sustainable that would be great. But the coalition is not only going to need support from the schools and local business, but from parents as well. Like most issues regarding the youth it is going to take everyone to help make the youth in this community suceesful. Do not construe my opinion by saying that I think that the kids or parents of Moffat County as a whole are faulted in this. I am saying that there are some parents out there who do not provide this service to their kids and should start doing show. Most parents are responsible adults and teach their kids neccessart skills to thrive in the real world. But for those parents out there who do not exemplify good work behaviors this is a call to duty. Take charge and make sure that your kids are afforded every opportunity to succeed and start by being a positive role model in your own homes. If that can happen than the work skills coalition will be successful because they kids are getting the same message from all avenues.

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native_craig_guy 5 years, 5 months ago on John Mann: Grow up, people

I think that the problem with the kids in the community is taht they act just like their parents. And they are jerks.

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